Barons De Rothschild Los Vascos Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere Syrah Malbec
$165.85 / case(12)
Los vascos grande reserve is a benchmark for elegance and finesse in chile. A blend consisting mainly of cabernet sauvignon it is produced using traditional vinification and maturing techniques. The wine is characterized by the complexity and persistence of its bouquet of cherries and blackcurrants (cabernet sauvignon) strawberries (malbec) raspberries (syrah) and plums with notes of bay leaves and black pepper (carmenere). Rainfall was relatively low (347 mm) in 2010 and so irrigation was necessary as soon as the winter ended in august and september. This extra water enabled the vines to continue in a normal growth cycle. Temperatures were cool during the flowering stage resulting in lower yields with less compact bunches. Growth was then healthy and regular producing grapes of outstanding quality with remarkable concentration. The harvests took place between 6 april and 13 may. The vines had reached their full potential with healthy grapes and excellent quality at the ti,,wine~chile wines~chile~~colchagua valley~family:los vascos,2016,y,red,n 730,072235825770,1barons de rothschild (lafite) reserve speciale bordeaux blend merlot cabernet sauvignon [france],750ml,101,26. 31,284. 08,12,,n,the reserve speciale bordeaux rouge is made from a selection of wines from the best terroirs in bordeaux. Tastings are carried out all over the bordeaux region to find the most successful wines of the year with a view to creating blends in the tradition of the finest bordeaux that favour balance over woodiness. The wines selected are mainly from the entre-deux-mers. 2016 has been a remarkable vintage in the bordeaux region reminiscent of the legendary 1990 in terms of both quantity and quality! It was a fairly challenging year for winegrowers with a very wet start to the growth cycle (800 mm of rain over the first six months of the year) a very dry period from 1 july to 13 september and finally localized thunderstorms and a beautiful indian summer that enabled the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. Excluding the areas affected by frost hail or outbreaks of mildew and in contrast to the rest of france’s vineyards overall yields this year in bordeaux were the highest since 201
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